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Mammography: Screening, Usefulness and Overdiagnosis
A mammogram each year is a good way to catch breast cancer early, right? Actually, it depends on who you ask.
Breast Cancer Screening: How Often Is Often Enough?
Most women should get screened for breast cancer every other year, according to some current guidelines. But many surgeons may recommend a schedule that adheres to different guidelines.
A New Prostate Cancer Risk Factor
Obesity is behind a number of well-known heart health problems. In black men, it may also have a profound effect on cancer risk.
HPV Vaccine: Maybe Not Just for Girls
Girls may receive the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to help prevent later cervical cancer. In boys, the vaccine may be important in protecting against another rapidly growing cancer threat.
Breast Density: What You Don't Know Could Affect Your Health
What you don’t know about your breast density may affect your decision-making when it comes to breast cancer screenings like mammograms.
Why Education May Trump Required Breast Cancer Screening
It’s a conundrum — dense breast tissue makes it harder to detect cancer in a mammogram, but it also raises the risk of breast cancer. For women with dense breast tissue, breast cancer risk education may help more than required screening.
Screening for Disease: What Are the Benefits?
Screening for cancer and other serious diseases is the norm, but does it always help patients?
Biopsy Myth Busted
Sometimes a biopsy is just a biopsy. This cancer screening procedure didn't spread cancer cells in patients, despite a myth that it might.
Students Saving Their Hides From Indoor Tanning
That "healthy glow" you get from indoor tanning might not be so healthy — especially for people who start tanning at a young age. Fortunately, teens are less likely to tan now than they were a few years ago.
Up in the Air, Radiation Exposure Was Higher
Pilots and cabin crew members may want to make sure sunscreen is part of their pre-flight routine.